Natasha Reda
January 22, 2018 8:19 am

As awards show aficionados know, James Franco showed up at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday, January 21st, despite the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against him. And now the internet can’t stop talking about the look of relief on his face when he didn’t win the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Disaster Artist.

The honor went to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour – and many people seem to think that Franco was glad he didn’t ultimately have to get up on stage.

Franco didn’t attend the Critics’ Choice Awards, which occurred a week and half prior to the SAG Awards, with many speculating that he wanted to keep a low profile (news of the allegations against him had broken only days before). And people were uncertain whether he’d make an appearance last night.

Here’s the moment in question.

And here’s what the Twittersphere had to say about it.

The actor, who presumably skipped the red carpet to avoid questions about his alleged sexually exploitive behavior, kept a low profile throughout the night. The only time we really saw him was when the nominees in his category were announced and the camera zeroed in on his face.

Franco didn’t sit with his brother, Dave Franco, who was seated next to his wife Alison Brie and the cast of her Netflix series Glow. Instead, Franco was joined at his table by his rumored girlfriend Isabel Pakzad.

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